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Erik Cole
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Erik Cole  #72

Dallas Stars  Left Wing
NUMBER: 72 BIRTHDATE: November 6, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Oswego, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: CAR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)
Paces the Stars with 64 hits this season * Scored his first goal of the season on 10/18 vs. PHI * Recorded two goals on 10/21 vs. VAN * Scored a goal and posted a game-high five hits on 11/11 at ARI * Tallied his fourth assist of the season and logged a +2 rating on 12/2 at TOR 2013-14 SEASON: * Finished tied for fourth on the team with 16 goals * Posted 29 points (16-13=29) in 75 regular-season games last season * Played his 100th game in a Stars sweater on April 8 vs. NSH * 11 of his 16 goals came at home, the third-most on the team * The Stars were 6-0-0 when Cole recorded multiple points
USHL Second All-Star Team (1997) ECAC Rookie of the Year (1998) (co-winner - Willie Mitchell) ECAC First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1999) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2000) Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), October 24, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Carolina for Joni Pitkanen, July 1, 2008. Traded to Carolina by Edmonton with Edmonton's 5th round choice (Matt Kennedy) in 2009 Entry Draft for Patrick O'Sullivan and Carolina's 2nd round choice (later traded to Buffalo, later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Jesse Blacker) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to leg and upper-body injuries. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2011. Traded to Dallas by Montreal for Michael Ryder and Dallas' 3rd round choice (Connor Crisp) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 26, 2013.
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2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series